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Friday 17th to Sunday 19th of November, 2017, Weekend Meet, Annual Dinner, Pitlochry.

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Lochranza Campsite, Arrochar Arran.

Friday 8th to Sunday 10th of September, 2017.

Looking across to the Cobbler from Beinn Narnain

Well, after looking forward to the Arran meet since it came out in the meet list about a year ago, I'm sad to say I felt I had to take the decision to cancel it.

Other than me, I had one definite taker and four more who were waiting to see what the weather was going to be like.

One person had to cancel due to circumstances beyond their control.

I was therefore left with the choice of running the Arran meet for myself and one other, with the forecast reasonable for Saturday but poor on Sunday; cancelling completely; or running a day meet on Saturday.

Opting for the latter, Richard and Brenda expressed interest in The Cobbler with Jeff happy to come along, too.

The four of us had a cracking day out, with me dragging the others up the SE ridge of Beinn Narnain (purely because I'd never been up that way before and it looked nice on the map!) It turned out to be a direct ascent, initially in a stream, then by a boggy path with a few scramble bits. The summit crags looked good for winter climbing with substantial vegetation on anything not directly S facing. Lunch number 1 and we headed over to The Cobbler where Richard performed photographer duties as the rest of us went up. Lunch number 2 followed, then Richard and Brenda went to take a closer look at the N Peak while Jeff and I reccéd the S Peak. Reuniting at the Narnain Boulders, we descended to Succoth by the main path - drier than the ascent but endless zig-zags through the forest!

In true PMC style, we gatecrashed the Target Hotel in somewhat less than fresh clothes for a very welcome round of drinks and snacks. A great day out!

Other photographs from the meet:

Arran in the distance (credit AL).Looking across to the Cobbler from Beinn NarnainJeff in front of the CobblerThe Cobbler Summit (credit Richard Bott)The Cobbler Summit (credit Richard Bott)

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